Commonwealth Games: Birmingham announced as host of 2022 event
The venue for the next Commonwealth Games (CWG) is finalized. The Birmingham city of England has won Common Wealth Games 2022 host rights. The council’s federal president, Louis Martin, said in a press conference Thursday. Originally, host rights for Commonwealth 2022 games were awarded to Durban in 2015 itself. But South Africa, which is facing financial difficulties, has rejected the offer this made organiser to choose another venue.
After Birmingham’s bid was initially deemed to not meet the necessary criteria, previously interested cities such as Victoria in Canada and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia were given another two months to apply, but none came forward.
Louise Martin, president of the CGF, said Canada, Malaysia and Australia have all expressed interest in hosting the Games in 2026 or 2030.
The mega event is expected to take place from July 27 to 7, 2022, with a total budget of Rs 14,000 crore (1.845 billion euros). With this another city in Great Britain will become an international sports venue. Manchester (2002 Commonwealth), London (2012 Olympics), Glasgow (2014 Commonwealth) are already venues for mega events.